This is a programme for law enforcement. It aims to provide high quality forensic computing and cybercrime investigation training and formal education. It is also designed to deliver cutting-edge, up-to-date cybercrime investigation techniques, strategies and tactics that allow students to understand and tackle emerging trends in cybercrime. Over the past 10 years we brought in specialists from around the world to review and advise on the content considering the needs of digital forensic investigators and computer crime specialists. The UCD School of Computer Science (CS) and UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation (CCI) are working closely with law enforcement agencies and industry practitioners in seeking solutions to technologies-related crime. CS and CCI staff also collaborate with the scientists from European Cybercrime Training and Educational Group at Europol (ECTEG) to work on applied research and developing forensic tools and then to transfer high impact research achievements and efficient, free forensic tools to the law enforcement community. This programme is delivered by experienced academics from CS and CCI and also by experts who are leaders, managers and heads of forensic departments in law enforcement agencies and in industry.
A wide range of modules is available at beginner and advanced levels. On successful completion of the programme, depending on the module taken, students will be able to:
-Understand methods used to conduct forensic analysis of digital devices including computer systems and mobile devices
-Identify, collect, process, analyse and present digital forensics evidence
-Use common network investigation techniques
-Develop critical thinking in analysing and performing cybercrime investigation
-Research and develop custom tools for evidence analysis
-Work in groups to resolve computer forensic challenges
-Understand the cybercrime business model and how to perform the financial fraud investigations
-Conduct research into novel forensic and cybercrime investigation problems
-Investigate cases of child sexual exploitation on the Internet
-Tackle the forensic analysis of future technologies (both hardware and software) through the development of new applications.